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Get that pink perspective and 'LIVE ROSE TINTED' - Vicky LAWTON c/o THE GRAFT, London führt Regie bei dem CHAMBORD Kampagnen-Spot für die festliche Saison 18/19

Es ist absolut Zeit für ein wenig Farbe in Deinem Drink und einer klitzekleinen Perspektiven-Anpassung in Richtung Rosa, natürlich mit dem Likör von CHAMBORD: Live Rose Tinted ! Der brandneue Spot stammt von Vicky Lawton, Regisseurin und Fotografin c/o THE GRAFT bzw TONIC REPS und fordert Dich auf weniger auf Gelegenheiten zu warten als sie selber zu inszenieren. Und Dich gleich mit - und gerne mit einem kühlen Mixgetränk, unterlegt mit einem Hauch von köstlich-luxuriösem Beeren-Likör aus Frankreich. 

" To match the flavoursome taste of the liqueur, Vicky created and captured a sumptuous colour pop landscape, some seriously chic styling and an effervescent performance from the two main Chambord ladies." lässt THE GRAFT uns wissen.

Vicky über den Spot: “Working with Creative Director Caroline Paris at Brave and the team at Chambord was a gorgeous experience. I enjoyed the whole process from developing the storyboard with some unique transitions, to crafting the colour palette and stylized lighting. The campaign is sophisticated, ever-so-chic and has that certain Chambord je ne sais quoi. I love it!”

Von nun an wird Chambord ganz sicher nicht mehr nur als das luxuriöse und zugegebenermassen fabulöse Extra in den Drinks auf super-exklusiven Events angesehen - nein, wir gönnen ihn uns gleich selber, ganz nach Lust und ja, auch Tages-Laune. Ob auf einer Party oder mit Freunden in unserer Single-Küche, denn hey, wir sind der Event!

“Chambord is a simple way to give the everyday a dash of vibrancy; by adding colour, flavour and fun to the norm. So, we created a super-chic and stylish campaign that aims to inspire people to live with the very same attitude, to Live Rose Tinted. Every creative touchpoint is a positive way to see the world with a Chambord ‘pink perspective’ and to break the familiarity of routine, by putting an optimistic spin on life’s everyday moments.” Caroline Paris, Creative Director, Brave.

Also, mach Dich bereit für ein bisschen mehr Rosa in Deinem Leben und mach was Chambord empfiehlt: Live Rose Tinted.

About - Chambord Liqueur is a 16.5% abv raspberry liqueur modelled after a liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France during the late 17th century. The Chambord product brand has been owned and produced by the Brown-Forman Corporation since 2006. Chambord is produced in the Loire Valley from red and black raspberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and cognac. Whole raspberries and blackberries are steeped in French spirits for a period of several weeks to produce a fruit infusion. In 2006, the Chambord product brand was acquired by the Brown-Forman Corporation.
04.12.2018 // show complete article

20 Things You Didn’t Know about Dan Cadan - Autor, Regisseur, Vater, .... und ab sofort bei der Londoner Agentur The Graft unter Vertrag

Regisseur Dan CADAN ist ab sofort bei der Londoner Repräsentanz THE GRAFT unter Vertrag. Der am 2ten Januar 1975 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, geborene Regisseur feierte im März die Premiere seines Filmes 'Walk Like a Panther' in Manchester, an seiner Seite seine Verlobte, die Schauspielerin Lena Headey. Dan Cadan startete seine Karriere als Runner auf dem Set von Guy Ritchie's Film 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' und stieg für den Film ' Snatch' zu seinem persönlichen Assistent auf.

Dan Cadan, der sich auch als Autor einen Namen machte, arbeitete darüber hinaus an einer Reihe von Projekten mit Madonna - so war er bpsw. Second Unit Director ihrer 2005 Documentary 'I‘m Going to Tell You a Secret'. Bei Madonna's Konzert-Film 'Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour' war er Camera Operator und er schrieb als Co-Autor mit an ihrem Film 'Filth and Wisdom'.

Aktuell feiert Dan Cadan Erfolge mit seinem Wrestler-Filmkomödie 'Walk Like a Panther', der von einer Gruppe abgehalfteter Wrestler-Stars der 80er handelt, die einmal mehr in ihr Lycra-Outfit steigen um ihren geliebten Pub zu retten.  Wir nutzen die Gelegenheit um Euch 20 Fakten über Dan Cadan hier auf GoSee zu vermitteln die so ganz sicher noch keiner kennt.

1: He was a film lover from an early age.
I remember watching Jaws when I was about 7 and An American Werewolf in London, (which my gran turned off, not because of the humans being torn apart but because of the swearing). I went to visit my dad in Paris and he went out but left a couple of films to keep me entertained – one of which was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. These films had a profound effect on me, but in a good way. I was scared but it was a fear that I enjoyed. Even at that age, I knew that I wanted to be part of whatever process went into making the magic that I felt that I was watching.

2: He had a number of odd jobs on his way to the top.
After school I worked in Laser Quest, Huddersfield Job Centre, Harvey Nichols when it opened in Leeds. When I was about 17, I met someone who was to become my best friend in the world and eventually the mother of my second child and things started to change. I left Yorkshire and did temping work in London - I did all the things that people do when they’re trying to make it at doing something else.

3: And his mum and gran were his biggest supporters.
“When I was at school in Huddersfield there was no one to tell me about film school. In fact, I think there was only Beaconsfield seriously teaching film back then. I was pretty good at English Language and every project I did would always wind up relating to film. My teachers didn’t discourage me from my dream of working in film but I didn’t really find myself encouraged either. But my mum never stifled me or told me that I wouldn’t or couldn’t find a way. She and my grandma taught me that if I truly believed, I could.”

4: He believes in love at first sight.
“It happened to me 25 years ago and that same love is stronger today than it has ever been. When you find someone willing to hold up the mirror, the one that helps you truly see inside yourself (and if you can find the comfort with that person to take a long, hard look) well that’s it. Job done.

5: He quit a successful job to go and work for peanuts for Guy Ritchie.
“Along with temping, I was writing for magazines in London and making decent money – but out of the blue I got a call from Jason Flemyng who told me that he’d just done a film with Vinnie Jones and they needed a runner in the office for a week, paying £30 a day. This was a major crossroads in my life, do I carry on earning decent dough (which could have been a constant) or do I take a chance on realising a dream to work in film, albeit for one week and £150. I walked out of my job that day and into Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn’s SKA Films office at 98 Wardour Street worked on the post production of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. When my first week was up Guy asked me to go back for another week and the rest is history!”

6: He wound up writing with Guy Ritchie at Sting’s country house.
“After Lock Stock came out I remember Matthew Vaughn telling Guy that he needed to start work on the next script and Sting and Trudie (Styler) were offering him their country pile, Lake House to use to write from. Guy said, “alright, but I want to take Dan”, and I just froze. I remember I was washing up at the time and I must have scrubbed the pattern right off the mug because I couldn’t believe it. Matthew said, “why do you want to take him?” and Guy replied, “because he’s a funny c*nt and I want him to come.” Next thing, me, Guy and Jason Statham are writing at Sting’s house, probably the biggest house I’ve ever seen.”

7: He learnt a lot from working with Guy.

One of the main things I learnt from Guy was how to run a set while still having a laugh. He’s the type of director that you’re able to offer ideas to and he will be honest in his response. He’ll either knock it back straight away because he didn’t like it or listen, likely expand upon it and implement it.”

8: He came up with Brad Pitt’s Snatch entrance scene.
“In Snatch, Brad Pitt was supposed to be introduced, tinkering under the bonnet of a Mitsubishi Shogun but I suggested to Guy, “why don’t we just have him crouched behind the car taking a shit. Guy agreed and in the name of art, Brad dropped his strides.”

9: This is the film he doesn’t get sick of.
True Romance, an absolute classic.

10: No one can do Brit humour but the Brits.
“I think with regards to characterisation in British film we are brilliant at two things: one not taking ourselves too seriously, and two taking ourselves just seriously enough which I think is so important. We have fantastic talent and a real bravery in filmmaking.

11: He’s got some big inspirations.
“I feel like it’s obvious but I have to say Spielberg because of the effect Jaws had on me. I also love Wes Anderson because he’s so visually arresting without being gimmicky and gets incredible performances out of his cast. Midnight Run is a favourite film of mine so for that reason I’d have to say Martin Brest too.

12: But he’d like to go for a drink with this guy.
If I could go for a drink with anyone it would be Quentin Tarantino, just for the mayhem. I’d just sit there, pull his string and let him talk.

13: His muses have remained the same throughout his career.
Stephen Graham and Lena Headey (= seine Verlobte und britische Schauspielerin, die mit Filmen wie Brothers Grimm und 300 sowie mit ihren Rollen in den Fernsehserien Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles und als Cersei in Game of Thrones internationale Bekanntheit erlangte) are my muses. Stevie, because he and I have been through a lot, misbehaving and behaving for so many years. He inspires me because of his ability to be anything, he’s incredible and he’s become one of the greatest dads you’ll ever know. And Lena just because of her desire to go where most people won’t. I’ll tell you what it is, both of those guys have so much life experience to draw from because they have seen and done things that a lot of actors will never experience, and they are better at their art for it. They have that rare ability to be raw, totally stripped bare, they have zero fear and that is quite something. Can I also add that Hannah Walters, Steve’s wife is a phenomenal actress. Criminally untapped but her time will come.

14: He learnt a lot about himself when making his debut film, Walk Like A Panther.
The first thing I learnt is that I can actually direct a film. Your average film has 20 speaking roles but I had 60 and 200 extras and a whole crew and it felt like the most natural thing in the world for me. The second thing I learnt is that when you’re making a film, with a big studio or not and regardless of the hours you need to work, regardless of where you are filming, remember your family. It’s just a film. At times, I handled that badly, maybe because it was such a personal film and I was so invested so I became blinkered. It was a mistake but I learnt from it and I know it won’t happen again. I’m a man that has always believed that family comes first and it seems that with WLAP , I ignored my own belief.

15: Walk Like A Panther was like a walk down memory lane for him.
It was such a personal film. The location where I was first punched in the face is in the film, as is the actual living room where I used to watch wrestling with my grandma as a kid.

16: One of his next projects will be about a trio of serial killers.
“I’ve been speaking to people about a horrendous story of three serial killers that operated in the same area of downtown British Columbia in Canada between the 1960’s and 000’s. Gilbert Paul Jordan, who would force feed alcohol to his victims, until they died, the sadistic child killer Clifford Olson and probably the most infamous, Robert Pickton, a pig farmer, who allegedly killed over 40 people. Think Silence of the Lambs meets Mindhunters meets True Detective (Season 1 of course!).”

17: This is the item he’d save from a burning building.
“Can you please make sure to say I wasn’t allowed to say my family! As far as inanimate objects go, it would be a greeting card featuring a drawing by Ralph Steadman of Hunter S Thompson as Dr Gonzo. Before his death, Hunter shot the image of Dr Gonzo through the mouth and then he signed it, dated it, circled the .22 bullet hole and wrote “good” on it.“

18: Disrespecting women is one of the things that makes him the most angry.
“I was raised by women. Women carry so much, suffer so much, deal with so much, create so much and they do all this and more whilst still being able to love so much. Don’t get me wrong, fellas do their fare share but we seem to still be under the misconception that women are not our equal. Give me a fucking break.”

19: This is the advice that he’ll pass on to his daughters.
“just to simply be themselves because they are wonderful and they are enough.”

20: He’s not that fussed about awards.

“I don’t think they mean that much anymore. I’d rather be awarded a hug from my kids.”

Während Ihr jetzt hoffentlich gleich die Synopsis zum Film lest und Euch dann Dan's Komödie runterladet wissen wir was Dan diesen Sommer plant: Gerüchten zufolge läuten noch in diesem Jahr die Hochzeitsglocken für Dan und Lena. Wir senden Euch alles Liebe an dieser Stelle !

About - Walk Like a Panther revolves around a group of ‘80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark (Stephen Graham) and Trevor Bolton (Dave Johns), this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way. Starring Stephen Graham, Dave Johns, Jill Halfpenny, Sue Johnston, Lindsey Coulson, Julian Sands, Jason Flemyng, Stephen Tompkinson, Michael Socha and Scroobius Pip.... out July 2, 2018 available online:
06.08.2018 // show complete article